Upload & Sell: Off
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Really a sad day all together. The fact is that Adobe will make money on this, and lots of it, based on the fact that larger organizations, such as universities, will end up forking over the money. For the single user, it's a total sham. Even for those of us who upgrade at every cycle, the reality is that when you stop your subscription, your .psd and .ai files will no longer be able to be opened correctly.
I have a really hard time investing the time and creative energy into projects knowing I will have to pay forever to maintain access to them in their original format. I'm not sure I can do this as an individual. Usually, when you buy a monthly service ... Netflix, cable TV, SirrusXM radio, etc. ... you use or don't use the service that month. But, that is the end of it. Adobe is really asking for something different. This feels more like the property tax that I have to pay on my home every year ... a levy I have to pay to for continued use of my own property. As a business service Adobe's plan makes some sense, but as a personal service for individuals not so much.